Configuration: All plugin optionsEnhanced Media Library
You can approach media settings in two ways:
- By visiting
- By clicking
Pluginsadmin page next to the plugin’s name.
You’ll see four tabs on it.
Generaltab contains all media settings WordPress has by default. Enhanced Media Library does not add anything on this tab. Other tabs provide additional options for the media library.
Media Librarytab contains options affecting the entire library.
Media Items Orderoptions affect all media screens of WordPress: media library grid and list modes, popup windows of the post / page / custom post type editor. To obtain an ability to re-order media items by drag and drop just choose
Custom Order. Custom order is also used for galleries based on a particular category or tag.
Media Shortcodesoptions allow to turn on WordPress native
playlistenhanced shortcodes. The option is unset by default. So, if you wish your shortcodes to understand new parameters – media taxonomies (see Taxonomy Name), upload date and number limit for media items displayed – please activate it here.
Media Taxonomiestab allows you to manage everything about your media taxonomies.
- First section
Media Taxonomiesis equipped to create, edit, delete, and assign media taxonomies to the media library. By default it has a taxonomy called
Media Categories. This taxonomy can be used as an example or a real tool to categorize your media files.
- The checkbox next to the taxonomy name means that the taxonomy is assigned to media library, and you can categorize your media files by its terms. If the checkbox is NOT set, then you will NOT see that taxonomy in your admin. You can temporarily unassign your taxonomies from media library. All your data will remain intact, you will see it when assigning the taxonomy again.
Editbutton opens all taxonomy settings for editing.
"Minus"button removes a taxonomy from the list. The plugin shows a warning message prior to the taxonomy deletion. Taxonomy data will not be removed from the database, and if over some time you create a taxonomy with the same name all data will be available again.
- So, let’s click
Editand we’ll see all taxonomy settings available. The left column represents taxonomy labels. The labels are required for WordPress admin. When you work with a taxonomy WordPress has to communicate with you:
Create new Media Category,
Show all Media Categories, and so on. All possible variations that WordPress may require for such communication are in the left column.
- Now let’s look at the right column.
||The only option that can’t be changed. WordPress identify a taxonomy by its name, so changing it may cause various issues. You should use this name for enhanced media shortcodes. If you need to use other name in pretty permalinks, just change
||Defines whether the taxonomy is hierarchical or not. Hierarchical taxonomies can have SUB-categories, and non-hierarchical cannot. WordPress built-in post categories is a hierarchical taxonomy, and post tags is not.|
||Show a column for the taxonomy in the List Mode of media library.|
||Show taxonomy filter for the List Mode of media library.|
||Show taxonomy filter for the Grid Mode of media library and for Media Popups of post / page editor.|
||Allow editing media categories in Media Popups of post / page editor like for the Grid Mode of media library.|
||Show the taxonomy in Nav Menu (
Taxonomy archive pages option is active.
||Whether the taxonomy should remember the order in which terms are added or not. If you don’t understand this option just leave it as is.|
||Adds REST API support to the taxonomy. If you don’t understand this option just leave it as is.|
||The slug that will be used as pretty permalink text. By default matches taxonomy name.|
||Allow permalinks to be prepended with front base (
- To create a new taxonomy just click
Add New Taxonomybutton. Start filling in to
Labelsfields with the first two
Plural, the plugin will fill in to other fields automatically. Don’t forget to set all right column options, they can differ per taxonomy.
- Sometimes there are media taxonomies created by other plugins, a theme, or hand coded. All of them will be shown in
Media Taxonomiessection with limited options. You will not be allowed to delete them with Enhanced Media Library. To change their options dramatically or delete them refer to the plugin / code which creates them.
Non-Media Taxonomiessection is even simpler. It shows all non-media taxonomies created by other plugins, a theme, or hand-coded.
- You can assign those taxonomies to media library with the checkbox near the taxonomy name, and adjust their settings which differ per taxonomy as well.
- PRO: Synchronization with the parent post categories on upload is a feature available for the PRO version only.
Optionssection contains settings common for all taxonomies assigned to media library.
||Enable WordPress archive pages for all media taxonomies created with Enhanced Media Library.|
||Show checkboxes instead of an input field for non-hierarchical taxonomies (tags).|
||Force filters for custom popups of other plugins or themes.|
||Show number of media items in a category/tag. Turning off this option can significantly reduce loading time for media library especially in case you have a lot of categories.|
Bulk Editsection allows to adjust your bulk editing process. Just choose what is more convenient to you.
MIME Typestab helps you to manage MIME Types. The list initially demonstrates WordPress original MIME type settings. If you do not change anything, WordPress will treat file types as usual.
- You can edit MIME types or add a new one clicking
Add New MIME Type. You can see a new row at the top of the table.
- You can also delete MIME types with the
- With the
Restore WordPress default MIME Typesbutton you can restore initial WordPress MIME types settings.
Add Filtercheckbox enhances WordPress
All media itemsfilter with a MIME type. For example, Enhanced Media Library adds PDF (application/pdf) MIME type on installation. If you have any PDF in your media library, you’ll start to see PDF as an option of the
All media itemsfilter.
Allow Uploadcheckbox to include a MIME type into the list of allowed MIME types. Please be careful, wrong files of some types can harm your site.
Plural Labelcolumns allow to point the labels for your MIME type. For example, PDF needs here its singular and plural form labels – PDF and PDFs – to be shown for you by WordPress admin. You may like to call it differently, for example Document and Documents. It’s just labels, do whatever you want.
For now, that’s all. We are working hard to add new features to the plugin. Stay tuned!